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The Welcome Mat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Opening my eyes, my heart peeks out the littlewindow of light. Scared like a rat in a hole whilethe cat of heartbreak waits. I wait till you speak,what a man. I will open the front door of my emotionsif you knock just right. I am tired of the NoSoliciting sign on my doorbell of heart. I will nowplace the rugged, stepped on welcome mat of my heartmeekly out the door. I will wait, and soon you willsee my eyes looking out the peep hole and ... I willwink.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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